Monthly Archives: July 2014

Video Conferencing Fundamentals

For many years, communications vendors have been hailing video conferencing as the next big thing. In fact, my first toe-dip into video conferencing was way back in the early 1990s. I was a software developer at Northern Telecom and we came up with a product that we called VISIT Video. It was Lync long before […]

Understanding WebRTC Media Connections — ICE, STUN, and TURN

In my previous blog article, An Introduction to WebRTC Signaling, I presented the basic flow of two web browsers exchanging SDP through a signaling server. I left out quite a few of the details, but for the most part, those refinements were very geeky and unnecessary to the points I wanted to express. However, there […]

An Introduction to WebRTC Signaling

There is something you need to know about me. When I get excited about something, I tend to get really excited. Case in point is WebRTC. I’ve seen a lot of amazing ideas, inventions, and products in the field of communications, but the notion of turning a web browser into a full featured multimedia communications […]

Writing Your First Avaya Collaboration Environment Application

This is my fourth blog article about the Avaya Collaboration Environment (CE). My previous articles were fairly high level in nature and explained what you can do with CE, but didn’t go into a lot of detail about how to make the magic work. In this article, I am going to take you much deeper […]

Now Showing: A Summer Series of Communications Webinars

As many of you already know, I work a lot with Avaya technology. This puts me very close to Session Managers, Communication Managers, System Managers, and all kinds of One-X endpoints. More importantly, it puts me close to the users of that technology. I regularly speak with small, medium, and large businesses and enterprises on […]

A WebRTC Security Primer

Listen do you want to know a secret do you promise not to tell “Do You Want to Know a Secret” – Lennon and McCartney There are a number of reoccurring themes in my blog articles and security is near the top of the playlist. If you’ve been a long time follower of mine, you’ve […]

Lake Superior Vacation Communications Wish List

I love the North Shore of Lake Superior and for the past 20-plus years I’ve spent the week of July 4th in a cabin situated just a few feet from the water. This part of Minnesota is known for its spectacular views, long hiking trails into the forest and along the lake, quaint towns hugging […]